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By Chris Wood I was a clueless college graduate from New Jersey, standing alongside the Anchor River in Alaska, wondering what killed all the fish. Later, I learned about the remarkable life-cycle of salmon and how they return to the stream of their birth to have sex one time. Then, they die. And [ READ MORE... ]
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Bristol Bay bear family. Photo by Mitch Carpenter By Eric Booton The Draft Environmental Impact Statement for the proposed Pebble mine is unfortunately “light” on actual accurate scientific impacts of the project proposed in the sensitive headwaters of world-class fishing habitat in Bristol Bay. ( [ READ MORE... ]
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Photo by Tim Romano By Nelli Williams Over the course of the next several weeks we are going to be highlighting the inadequacies of the Pebble mine's Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) as we begin to review and analyze it. Reason #1 the DEIS falls massively short: Despite being the most [ READ MORE... ]
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Another, more effective, angler on the Kvichak. By Chris Wood Last month’s release of the draft “environmental impact statement” to permit industrial-scale mining in Bristol Bay, Alaska, made me recall the first time I set eyes on that remarkable landscape nearly 12 years ago. Trout Unlimited was [ READ MORE... ]
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Bristol Bay sockeye salmon. Photo by FlyOut Media   By Nelli Williams   Yesterday, the Army Corps of Engineers released a document, called the Draft Environmental Impact Statement, intended to outline the risks and benefits of the proposed Pebble Mine, after an extremely rushed and non-transparent [ READ MORE... ]
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President Barack Obama on Kanakanak Beach in Dillingham, Alaska, with two locals and a soon-to-be-viral spawning salmon. Photo credit: The White House. Story re-posted from The Arctic Sounder By Jenny Weis The sitting president of the United States visited Dillingham, Alaska in 2015 and picked fish [ READ MORE... ]
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By Chris Wood Conservation is a long game, so it is especially important to celebrate successes. After decades of decline, 2018 may mark the year that we turned the corner on the recovery of Yellowstone cutthroat trout in Yellowstone Lake. The world's first national park had lost more than 95 [ READ MORE... ]
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The Alaska program's newest staff member, Meghan Barker, enjoying the beauty of the Last Frontier. By Meghan Barker Only in Alaska can you catch a massive salmon on the third cast of your entire life. On an abnormally sunny August day in southeast Alaska in 2015, I was invited to try out a friend’s [ READ MORE... ]
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The Bristol Bay region of Alaska is wet, wild and full of fish. Photo by Fly Out Media By Jenny Weis A 7.0 magnitude earthquake struck southcentral Alaska’s population center in Anchorage on Friday, Nov. 30 at 8:29 am. While the earth and my house thundered and moved around me, I could hear bowls [ READ MORE... ]
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Damage from the Nov. 30, 7.0 magnitude earthquake on the highway exit ramp nearest to the Trout Unlimited office in Anchorage.  By Jenny Weis I found myself still tip-toeing around my house Saturday morning as I cleaned broken glass and straightened bookshelves, over 24 hours after the 7.0 [ READ MORE... ]
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